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Tyke Elephant Outlaw

HD   Unrated

Susan Lambert

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About the Film

Tyke Elephant Outlaw is the gripping and emotionally charged story of Tyke, a circus elephant that went on a rampage in Honolulu in 1994, killed her trainer in front of thousands of spectators and died in a hail of gunfire. Her break for freedom – filmed from start to tragic end – traumatised a city and ignited a global battle over the use of animals in the entertainment industry. The film goes back to meet the people who knew her and were affected by her death – former trainers and handlers, circus industry insiders, witnesses to her rampage, and animal rights activists for whom Tyke became a global rallying cry. Investigating what led up tho this tragic incident, the film moves between past and present through extraordinary archive of Tyke’s life and death, and the sharply contrasting perspectives of those involved in her story. Like the classic animal rebellion film King Kong, Tyke is the central protagonist in a tragic but redemptive drama that combines trauma, outrage, insight and compassion. Ultimately, this moving documentary raises fundamental questions about our deep and mysterious connection to other species.


Customer Reviews

Amazing, touching documentary

This film does for circus elephants what Blackfish did for orcas. Eye opening, touching, a great watch.

Heart breaking

This will move the hardest of hearts. When will people realise these animals are not for our entertainment. There should no place on earth for these places.
The five stars are for Tyke.

Amazing film!

If you like animal films you need to watch this! I have new found respect for elephants they are so much more complex and beautiful then I could of ever imagined.

Tyke Elephant Outlaw
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  • £4.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2015

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